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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B-
Wisconsin - Milwaukee is an above-average public university located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 17,598 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Wisconsin - Milwaukee acceptance rate is 73%. Popular majors include Nursing, Marketing, and Communications. Graduating 40% of students, Wisconsin - Milwaukee alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $34,800.
About University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Horizon League
Address
2200 E Kenwood Blvd
Milwaukee, WI 53201
Website
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University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
73%
Application Deadline
August 12
SAT Range
ACT Range
20-25
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$14,747/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $13,116/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,198/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,457/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,169/ year
  • $110k+
    $21,351/ year
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Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
78%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.159 responses
73%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.168 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.168 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
17,598Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
14%
Pell Grant
36%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 104 responses
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  • You will see them all!
    38%
  • Diversity
    35%
  • Busy
    14%
  • Motivated
    4%
  • Tired
    4%
  • Enthusiastic
    2%
  • Stressed
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
51%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.213 responses
Poll
60%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.273 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 111 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    62%
  • Awesome
    11%
  • Go Panthers!!
    11%
  • Reliable
    10%
  • Unengaged commuter school
    3%
  • Passive
    2%
  • Results
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
40%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.113 responses
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UW-Milwaukee is such a diverse and beautiful university. It offers so much opportunity and resources to all students. It is one of the most diverse universities in the UWM system. I'm a transfer student from North Carolina and I absolutely love it. The professors are helpful and very knowledgeable in their fields, and are always willing to help any students who asks. Downtown Milwaukee is filled with restaurants, clothing shops, bars, clubs, just endless activity. If you're ever bored here you're doing it wrong!
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Constantly charging me for sneaky things or in any way they can. I paid for Spanish 3 times! One time I had an extension on a final paper that was delaying my ability to be formally enrolled for a couple weeks when the next semester began. This was a NIGHTMARE! I was police escorted out of the library (for "not being a student" after 11pm), the campus police issued me a $300 citation for being in Mitchell Hall while I was trying to finish Saud paper on my laptop, because I wasn't enrolled yet. When I went to the dean, she did help me get the ticket dropped and then emailed my professors behind my back instructing them to have me arrested if I continued to attend before I was enrolled. My professor told me about it and said to me he would never stop me from attending class! I finished the paper holding me up, formally enrolled, and got straight As that semester.
UWM is a wonderful school! Being in the city allows you to be introduced to many new types of people and activities. Plus, it allows you to create connunitions with the workforce and community of the city. There are so many clubs on campus that everyone will be able to find a place they belong, as well as a great amount of diversity and support/resources for those students. The school also offers tons of majors so a student can fully explore their interests, and support to help them thrive (such as free tutoring, free health clinic, free gym, peer mentors, the different resource centers, etc). A wonderful school for anyone looking to have both a great social and academic life in college!